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Here’s why AI is so power-hungry

By Kate Saenko, Boston University This month, Google forced out a prominent AI ethics researcher after she voiced frustration with the company for making her withdraw a [...]

January 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

Electricity from Falling Snow

Energy harvesting has made great strides over the past few years. Companies have begin harvesting kinetic energy from people dancing on surfaces, and researchers are [...]

December 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

Playing Ball with In-Pipe Energy

Portland, Oregon is known for being the home of water-generated power, but while you may think of large dams, we are actually talking about pipe-based water power. A while [...]

October 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

Storing Excess Electricity as Hydrogen

While energy sources such as wind and solar are great at producing emissions-free electricity, they depend on the sun and the wind, so supply doesn’t always meet the [...]

July 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

Solar Cells to Generate Energy at Night

What if solar cells worked at night? That’s no joke, according to Jeremy Munday, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis. In fact, a [...]

March 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

How to have an all-renewable electric grid

by David Timmons, University of Massachusetts Boston The main solution to climate change is well known – stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but [...]

October 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Hydrogen fuel cells vie for the future

By Amanda Nelson Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series of guest columns on innovative energy technologies and opinions. Amanda Nelson is a senior technical [...]

September 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

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